Maiden Lane was the first property in the Art-in-Buildings portfolio. Rotating exhibitions are installed in the grand atrium and lobby spaces of the building.
On permanent display in the liminal space of a stairwell landing that leads to the rooftop garden, is Erwin Redl's Matrix V, 2001-2003.
Matrix V, 2001 – 2003 is a light installation by the Austrian artist Erwin Redl. After receiving his MFA in Computer Art, Redl began to investigate the process of "reverse engineering" (the method of re-programming software from an industry rival without knowing the original computer code) by re-translating the abstract, aesthetic language of virtual reality and 3-D computer modeling back into an architectural environment through large scale light installations. At 125 Maiden Lane, the staircase on the 17th Floor at the exit to the roof deck has been transformed by Redl's architectural light installation. Over 1600 blue LED organized in an 11.6' by 14.4' grid create a new formless ceiling in the stairs and are utilized to manipulate the viewer's perception. Space as 'second skin' or our 'social skin' is investigated and altered by the artist's intervention. His work reflects upon the condition of art making after the "digital experience". For Erwin Redl there are no neutral spaces, or places open and empty.
Matrix V, 2001 – 2003 can be experienced by appointment only. Please contact [email protected].
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